New Down GAA jersey pays a lovely tribute to great teams of the past 4 years ago

New Down GAA jersey pays a lovely tribute to great teams of the past

The old Down GAA jersey was a beauty. The new one is an improvement on near-perfection.

Down have, once again, teamed up with manufacturers O'Neills and have retained sponsorship from EOS I.T Solutions for 2018's jersey.

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The major change this time out is the sleeves. Rather than black sleeves with three red stripes, the sleeves are red with black stripes. It looks a lot cleaner and makes for a better jersey.

EOS get the secondary sponsor slot [at the back of the jersey] too while there is a lovely nod to the county's footballing history.

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The trim features five stars - 60, 61, 68, 91 and 94 - representing Down's five All-Ireland victories.

For fans of the design elements, the jersey features 'Koolite fabric with catch, move and release nano-technology' and a 'Turin style collar'.

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There is a new, red training jersey but we hope the Down chiefs see sense and keep their 2016 beauty next year.

This is too good to go.